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Old 06-07-2008, 01:05 AM   #346
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LOL... the big headphones aren't meant for wearing in public really.
haha I know, but like I said, its well worth it for me, and I'm sure I don't like music half as much as many of people in this thread. Today I got to campus and realized I had forgotten my 280s at home, started kicking myself.
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Old 06-07-2008, 11:57 PM   #347
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I use Ultimate Ears Pro 5 or super Pro 5 or whatever they call the ones that are one step below custom when Im running/traveling. For listening at home, on a plane, or when playing live I use Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro's. The cord is really long but they are really comfortable and sound great.
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Old 06-08-2008, 11:55 AM   #348
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My old headphones are really busted now so I'm looking to purchase a new set for probably ~$70-100ish.

I've been thinking sennheiser because I know they're quality etc, and the hd555 seem pretty sick but a bit pricy, and I've also seen the hd280pro's which seem to be nice, and also it seems they come with the larger plug so I can use it with my guitar amp as well.

The main use of this will be on the computer, so using it with amp etc are all secondary concerns. Is there a serious difference in sound quality between these two headsets? Is there a model below the 555's that are still excellent but a bit less pricy (ex: how are the hd515's? etc)

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Old 06-08-2008, 10:49 PM   #349
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My old headphones are really busted now so I'm looking to purchase a new set for probably ~$70-100ish.

I've been thinking sennheiser because I know they're quality etc, and the hd555 seem pretty sick but a bit pricy, and I've also seen the hd280pro's which seem to be nice, and also it seems they come with the larger plug so I can use it with my guitar amp as well.

The main use of this will be on the computer, so using it with amp etc are all secondary concerns. Is there a serious difference in sound quality between these two headsets? Is there a model below the 555's that are still excellent but a bit less pricy (ex: how are the hd515's? etc)

Thanks.
For best sound quality, you really want to go with an open-style headphone. The 280's are closed, so unless you have a specific need to keep quiet ( dorm, etc ), I'd definitely go with the 555's.
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Old 06-11-2008, 06:24 AM   #350
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Looking at buy ing the Bose quiet comfort 2 headphones. they are $300 though... anything out there similar but cheaper without the bose name? Most ly just going to be used while grinding online and playing live at casino
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Old 06-11-2008, 10:54 PM   #351
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Looking at buy ing the Bose quiet comfort 2 headphones. they are $300 though... anything out there similar but cheaper without the bose name? Most ly just going to be used while grinding online and playing live at casino
also interested in a response to this fwiw
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Old 06-12-2008, 05:36 AM   #352
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Looking at buy ing the Bose quiet comfort 2 headphones. they are $300 though... anything out there similar but cheaper without the bose name? Most ly just going to be used while grinding online and playing live at casino
The crappiness of Bose is discussed extensively in this thread. Try reading it.
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Old 06-12-2008, 06:36 PM   #353
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do people like the AKG K 240's? i'm looking for something with good sound quality and not too much leakage.
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Old 06-12-2008, 07:33 PM   #354
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lol how did PITTM get banned he seemed so helpful
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Old 06-13-2008, 07:16 AM   #355
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These are cheaper than the Bose. I like them.


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Sennheiser PXC300 Noise Canceling Headphones Review:

http://www.sennheiserusa.com/newsite...transid=500370

I bought these for $108 from Amazon (supposedly refurbished, but with full warranty). They appeared to be brand new and unopened, so good start.

Lets start with the good:
They are very comfortable. I had tried a pair of on-ear headphones from Brookstone, and they pinched/crushed my ears in an uncomfortable way. These did require some adjusting to get them to sit comfortably and to make a decent noise-seal, but once they were on, they didn't bother me for over 2 hours on an airplane.

The noise canceling feature seems to work well. The passive isolation isn't too great. With the phones on, without music, and with the noise canceling circuit off, engine noise was probably only cut by about 40%. Obviously, larger over-ear headphones would do better here. Turning on the power makes a huge difference. The low-end noise is almost completely eliminated. Without music playing, there is an audible high-pitched noise, but when the music starts, that is effectively covered up.

Sound quality was good (I'm not an audiophile, so I won't comment too much here). Turning on the noise canceling brought out the bass nicely without making it too muddy. For the casual listener, these should be more than adequate.

Now, on to the bad:
The battery pack is surprisingly big considering that it only takes 2 AAA batteries. It is very long, which makes it awkward to clip onto a belt or to stick in a front pocket while sitting. The Brookstone model was shaped more like an oval, with the batteries next to each other. This is a much better layout.

I would prefer a single wire to one ear and connection through the headband, rather than a wire to each side (but that's not a big deal). However, some kind of wire taming device would be nice for storage. The provided case kind of encourages you to just stuff the wires in and hope they don't get pinched by the zipper when you close it.

A slightly larger case (which might also hold an ipod) would be a nice touch.

The biggest weakness is the lack of a mute button. While on the plane, I could hear the ding for announcements but couldn't make out what they were saying without taking the headphones off my ear. The Brookstone model had a button on the battery pack which muted the music and let ambient sound in. For air travel, that was a very nice feature.

So, overall, I definitely enjoyed the PXC 300. They were comfortable, sounded good and did a good job of cutting out airplane engine noise. If I flew more often, I would probably be looking around for a different model. A differently shaped battery pack and a mute button are on my wish list.
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Old 06-13-2008, 09:45 AM   #356
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Obv these FTW

http://www.musicdirect.com/products/...=32528&h=73603
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Old 06-13-2008, 07:07 PM   #357
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not that much of a balla ^^
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Old 06-15-2008, 08:03 PM   #358
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HD 280 Pros for $70 at Amazon now. Good enough deal to get them?
I frickin love mine.
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Old 06-15-2008, 08:07 PM   #359
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do people like the AKG K 240's? i'm looking for something with good sound quality and not too much leakage.
SENNHEISER HD280

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Beyerdynamic DT770
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Old 06-15-2008, 11:48 PM   #360
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I got a pair of Maxell noise canceling headphones doing the stupid Pepsi points thing and they are very good on planes. Cancels out the jet noise but you can still hear people talking. I think they were 40 bucks on Amazon, or 125 Pepsis...
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